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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

Geography is the study of natural and cultural features and processes distributed over the earth. It is both a natural science and a social science in that it examines people and their environment and serves as bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. Furthermore, geography seeks to understand and solve the problems of modern society as they pertain to people's use of the earth's resources. The department's courses are especially suitable for students interested in liberal education, teaching, travel management, environmental management, field-work, cartographic and geographic information system analysis and other applied field sciences.

The B.A. degree is a standard Liberal Arts degree with a strong emphasis on basic skills. The degree may be fine-tuned towards prospective teachers. There are several options available within the degree program with three clear concentrations available to students.

1. Resource and Environmental Studies, incorporating courses in Environmental Resource Issues, Conservation and Environmental Assessment
2. Geographic Techniques incorporating Cartography, Air-Photo Interpretation, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
3. Climatology and Weather Analysis incorporating Meteorology and Applied Climatology courses

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • College Geography Teachers

  • Median wage: $74,994/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Geographers

  • Median wage: $37.25/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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